Area Information

Community engagement events 

HIE is committed to engaging with the community and has held well-attended community engagement events since August 2018. 

We are currently carrying out a 12-week consultation prior to submission of the planning application including the following places and dates:


Wednesday 2 October

Melness Community Centre

Monday 4 November

Boys Brigade Hall, Thurso

Tuesday 5 November

Skerray Village Hall

Wednesday 6 November

Kyle Centre, Tongue

Thursday 7 November

Durness Village Hall

Monday 25 November

Melness Community Centre

Each event will run from 3.30 pm until 8.00 pm.

Please come along to find out more, ask questions of the team and let us have your views.

Posters displayed at the events are available to view and download at the left hand side of this page.


Previous engagement events were held at the following places:

  • Project Background            Melness Community Centre                August 2018
  • Project Background            Kyle Centre, Tongue                         September 2018           
  • Project Update                  Ben Loyal Hotel, Tongue                    December 2018           
  • Regulation/Environment     Melness Community Centre                January 2019
  • Community Benefit            Melness Community Centre                February 2019             
  • Project Background            Pulteney Centre, Wick                       February 2019     
  • Meet the Project Manager   Kyle Centre, Tongue                         March 2019   
  • Project Background            Pulteney Centre, Wick                       March 2019   
  • Project update                   Skerray Village Hall                           May 2019
  • Project Update                   Kinlochbervie Hotel                           May 2019
  • Project Background            Melness Community Centre                July 2019
  • Project Update                   Bettyhill Village Hall                           August 2019
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